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Morning Start: The Ténéré tree

Your morning start for Friday, June 16

Good morning Okanagan! Let’s get your Friday started!

Fun Fact: The Ténéré tree was the most isolated tree in the world. Located in the Sahara desert, there was nothing for 150 kilometres around it.

In 1973, a drunk driver ran into the tree and died. He also knocked over the tree.

On this day

In 1891, John Abbott becomes the third Prime Minister of Canada.

In 1903, Ford Motors incorporates.

In 1971, ‘Grease’ is released in theatres.

In 1980, ‘The Blues Brothers’ is released in theatres.

In 1995, Salt Lake City, Utah is awarded the 2002 Winter Olympics.

In 2010, hockey hall of famer Cam Neely is named President of the Boston Bruins.

National holidays

Today is Fresh Veggies Day, National Fudge Day, World Sea Turtle Day, and National Career Nurse Assistants Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In Revelstoke


In Salmon Arm

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In case you missed it

Good Samaritans spring into action after stabbing outside Kelowna mall

Penticton mom speaks out after child hit in school crosswalk

Device found along railway tracks was explosive: Vernon RCMP


This kid broke the world record by completing a Rubik’s Cube in just over three seconds…

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with rapper Tupac (would’ve been 52), actor John Cho (51), actress Laurie Metcalf (68), Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu (23), and golfer Phil Mickelson (53).

Have a great weekend everyone!


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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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